Galatians 6:4
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New International Version
Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else,

King James Bible
But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

Darby Bible Translation
but let each prove his own work, and then he will have his boast in what belongs to himself alone, and not in what belongs to another.

World English Bible
But let each man test his own work, and then he will take pride in himself and not in his neighbor.

Young's Literal Translation
and his own work let each one prove, and then in regard to himself alone the glorying he shall have, and not in regard to the other,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Prove his own work - Let him examine himself and his conduct by the words and example of Christ; and if he find that they bear this touchstone, then he shall have rejoicing in himself alone, feeling that he resembles his Lord and Master, and not in another - not derive his consolation from comparing himself with another who may be weaker, or less instructed than himself. The only rule for a Christian is the word of Christ; the only pattern for his imitation is the example of Christ. He should not compare himself with others; they are not his standard. Christ hath left us an example that we should follow his steps.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

prove.

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain my own ways before him.

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Psalm 26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

1 Corinthians 11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know you not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you...

rejoicing.

Proverbs 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

1 Corinthians 4:3,4 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yes, I judge not my own self...

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom...

1 John 3:19-22 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him...

and not.

Galatians 6:13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortionists, unjust, adulterers...

1 Corinthians 1:12,13 Now this I say, that every one of you said, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ...

1 Corinthians 3:21-23 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours...

1 Corinthians 4:6,7 And these things, brothers, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes...

2 Corinthians 11:12,13 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory...

Library
September 19. "In Due Season we Shall Reap if we Faint Not" (Gal. vi. 9).
"In due season we shall reap if we faint not" (Gal. vi. 9). If the least of us could only anticipate the eternal issues that will probably spring from the humblest services of faith, we should only count our sacrifices and labors unspeakable heritages of honor and opportunity, and would cease to speak of trials and sacrifices for God. The smallest grain of faith is a deathless and incorruptible germ, which will yet plant the heavens and cover the earth with harvests of imperishable glory. Lift up
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Owner's Brand
I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.'--GAL. vi. 17. The reference in these words is probably to the cruel custom of branding slaves as we do cattle, with initials or signs, to show their ownership. It is true that in old times criminals, and certain classes of Temple servants, and sometimes soldiers, were also so marked, but it is most in accordance with the Apostle's way of thinking that he here has reference to the first class, and would represent himself as the slave of Jesus Christ,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

And to Holy David Indeed it Might More Justly be Said...
22. And to holy David indeed it might more justly be said, that he ought not to have been angry; no, not with one however ungrateful and rendering evil for good; yet if, as man, anger did steal over him, he ought not to have let it so prevail, that he should swear to do a thing which either by giving way to his rage he should do, or by breaking his oath leave undone. But to the other, set as he was amid the libidinous frenzy of the Sodomites, who would dare to say, "Although thy guests in thine own
St. Augustine—Against Lying

On Account Then of These Either Occupations of the Servants of God...
17. On account then of these either occupations of the servants of God, or bodily infirmities, which cannot be altogether wanting, not only doth the Apostle permit the needs of saints to be supplied by good believers, but also most wholesomely exhorteth. For, setting apart that power, which he saith himself had not used, which yet that the faithful must serve unto, he enjoins, saying, "Let him that is catechised in the word, communicate unto him that doth catechise him, in all good things:" [2531]
St. Augustine—Of the Work of Monks.

Cross References
1 Corinthians 3:8
The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.

1 Corinthians 3:14
If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward.

1 Corinthians 11:28
Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup.

Philippians 1:26
so that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me.

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